Privilege du Roy [Charles Le Brun], Paris (1656)

Source: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, F5001 (171)

Privilege du Roy [Charles Le Brun], Paris (1656), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Royal Privilege [Charles Le Brun] (1656)

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Privilege du Roy [Charles Lebrun] (1656)

The privilege granted to Charles Le Brun in 1656 is exceptional. Explicitly authorial rather than commercial, it takes the form of a eulogy, and erects privilege on a foundation to the exceptional talent and royal and public service. The terms of the privilege are also extraordinary: in scope it extends protection from unauthorised printed copies to copies in other media. It is a privilege also without limitation, thus granting monopoly in perpetuity.

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  • Peter Fuhring, ‘The Market from Prints under Louis XIV: Charles Le Brun’, Print Quarterly, 19/1 (2002)

Related documents in this database:
1660: Decree on Engravings
1714: Decree on Fine Arts
1777: Royal declaration on sculpture and painting

Author: Charles Le Brun (1619-1690)

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1656

Location: Paris

Language: French

Source: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, F5001 (171)

Persons referred to:
Loménie, Henri Auguste de, comte de Brienne
Louis XIV

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Institutions referred to:
Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture
Chambre des Requêtes
Paris Parlement

Decree on engravings, Paris (1660)
Decree on the Fine Arts, Paris (1714)
Royal Declaration on Sculpture and Painting, Paris (1777)

painter (peintre du roi)
privilege, French

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